COVID-19 Information

This page tells you about where you can go for reliable information during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from This is a central site that combines the websites of Irish government departments.
  • Latest updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from Department of Social Protection
  • COVID-19 information for employers from Department of Social Protection
  • Government supports for businesses affected by COVID-19 from Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
  • Return to Work Safely Protocol from Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
  • Further education and training support for those affected by COVID-19 from SOLAS, the authority for further education and training in Ireland
  • Latest COVID-19 updates on the Irish labour market from the Central Statistics Office (CSO)
    • Live Register – a monthly record of the numbers of people (with some exceptions) registering for Jobseekers Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance or other statutory entitlements at local offices of the Department of Social Protection
    • Monthly Unemployment Estimates – a supplementary measure of monthly unemployment that includes those in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payments. It assumes that people who receive the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment would have qualified for Jobseekers Benefit or Jobseekers Allowance  
    • Labour Force Survey – the official measure of unemployment, based on International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions. The ILO measure of unemployment is the international standard. EU Member States must provide this data to Eurostat on a quarterly basis
    • Earnings and labour costs – based on data collected by the Earnings, Hours and Employment Costs Survey from enterprises with three or more employees

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